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Is there more to life than this?  Why does God allow suffering?  What happens when I die?  Is Jesus the Son of God?

We all have big questions we want to ask. The Alpha course is an ideal opportunity to discuss our hopes and fears, our faith and our future. You don't need to be a Christian to come to Alpha, just interested in asking questions or learning about the Christian faith. Many guests have never been to church before.

Alpha is a series of 6 interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. The course runs for 11 sessions on a Wednesday evening or Sunday morning, with a day away in the middle of the course, and includes a talk about the Christian faith, followed by discussion time where you can share your thoughts and ask as many questions as you want.

What are the talks about?
We ask questions like ‘Is there more to life than this? Who is Jesus and why did He die? How can we have faith? Why and how do I pray? Why and how should I read the bible? Does God heal today? How does God guide us? There is also an Away Day on a Saturday midway through the course which is held in a local venue. The Away Day sessions ask: Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit Do? How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?

I'd like to come, who do I contact? 
Contact Alpha leaders Anny and Peter Woodhams on 020 8440 3616 and also Andy Rimmer on 0208 441 6173

INFORMATION

When does the next course take place?
Please contact the Parish Office for forthcoming dates.

How much does it cost?
There is no charge for attending the Alpha course.

What if I try it and don't want to come back?
Alpha aims to be a low pressure and non-threatening experience. If you don't feel that the course is for you, you are under no obligation to return.

Are my questions too controversial for church?
All questions are welcome. Alpha is designed for people to freely ask the tough questions about life and the Christian faith.


What Alpha offers, and what is attracting thousands of people, is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions - life and death and their meaning.
— The Guardian
It will take you on a journey and I suspect you will not regret it.
— Andy Duncan former chief executive of Channel 4
What distinguishes Alpha from other initiatives is the easy-going, relaxed feel of the proceedings - that, and its astonishing success
— The Times